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Grateful Dead Live at Star Theatre on 1970-03-08




Set 1

Cold Rain And Snow, Yellow Dog Story, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider > High Time, Dire Wolf, Hard To Handle, Monkey and The Engineer, I've Been Around This World, Me And My Uncle, Black Peter, Katie Mae > Impromptu Blues, Not Fade Away > Turn On Your Lovelight

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium has reportedly circulated for years as 3/8/70 but is really 3/7/70 (see deadlists.com)


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Star Theatre
Location Phoenix, AZ

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD
Lineage CD -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

-- Disc change is seamless
-- Numerous flaws cleaned up and I attempted to fix the level fluctuations
-- Cold Rain And Snow cuts in
-- Bad hiss for first 26 seconds of Monkey And The Engineer due to recording levels
-- Monkey And The Engineer through Katie Mae are acoustic
-- Unknown performer joins band for the last 3 tracks

Reviews

Reviewer: pinga - - May 18, 2015
Subject: who's the fag?
who's the fag who starts yelling at the end of Not Fade Away-ruins a perfectly good GD show...Still the rest of it is cool as always w GD...
Reviewer: Disco_Bisquick - - July 10, 2013
Subject: Lol!
I read the reviews before I listened to the recording and you guys weren't joking. I'm not saying that Elvin Bishop is a poor musician, but as posters have stated below he butchered the heck out of Katie Mae --> NFA.

I believe the snippet of Lovelight is untouched by Mr. Bishop though.
Reviewer: jjf47 - - March 8, 2013
Subject: to secret 8476
elvin bishop's band? elvin bishop played guitar for paul butterfield in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. check them out. they were pretty good back in the day.
Reviewer: Yades - - March 7, 2013
Subject: That jackass ruins the last 3 songs
A real pity as the sound quality is great and the band is hot. No idea why security didn't kick him out.
Reviewer: madnis - - November 6, 2012
Subject: Great show! Great venue!
Ah yes small theatre in the round owned by the Travelodge hotel back then. Very intimate seating arrangement on folding chairs in the lower sections.

Still have my ticket from this show.
Does anybody else remeber Paul Michael Cantrell (aka Rathead) jumping up on stage and playing harmonica during Pigpen's acoustic set?
Pigpen didn't know what to make of it but they jammed together and he seemed to enjoy it cause he/they let him stay and play. The rest of the band came back and in a short time the majority of the audience end up on the very small stage for the rest of the night!
Reviewer: GermanShepherd - - November 2, 2012
Subject: First Review: Unknown singer ruins it
I've been listening in chronological order to every SBD recording. I'm not a big fan of the AUD so I've skipped the handful of those. This recording obviously is great up until the unknown singer takes the stage and finishes out the show. It actually was so bad, I had to stop listening to it and move on to the next show. But it finally made me sign up for Archive.org just to be able to write reviews now. Overall good show with a great Black Peter. Too bad Cold Rain & Snow was cut.
Reviewer: secret8476 - - March 8, 2012
Subject: Elvin Bishop on harp too?
I knew right away that wasn't Pig playin' the harp during lovelight- wasn't bloozy enough. Sure enough you continue to hear the harp while Pig sings - so it makes me wonder, who was playin' it? Possibly Bishops harmonica player Paul Butterfield? Either way - hot Lovelight, great show- excellent sound. Easily a 5 star on quality.



~ Let the good times roll
Reviewer: njpg - - March 8, 2012
Subject: The sound on this one is amazing,
and the show is definitely an "on" night of some proportion. But whatever that guy's name is, he is not welcome on the ears, and if I'd been workin' there I'd have hooked him out to the alley and had a few quiet words about not stepping on the band's song before letting him back in. What an incredible drag! Dude, shut UP!!!
Reviewer: snojon - - March 1, 2012
Subject: Unknown singer
after listening to the matrix shows from oct 68 and the fillmore june 69 shows, My guess is the unknown singer must be Elvin Bishop
Reviewer: rschwz28 - - September 9, 2011
Subject: Who?
Who is the singer on "Impromptu Blues"?
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